3 Precautions to Take Before Water & Sewage Extraction

Water Extraction & Sewage Extraction

Water Extraction & Sewage Extraction are incredibly important when it comes to water restoration services and damage remediation. It doesn’t take long for water to start causing damage to your property and surroundings, and before you do anything it’s always best to contact a trusted restoration company in your area. In the case of sewage, there can be harmful bacteria and viruses that you won’t want to be exposed to. If you’re facing water damage there may be actions you can take while waiting on water extraction in Renton. These include:

What to do while waiting for Water Extraction

  1. Locate and turn off the sources – If you are able safely to stop the flow of water you should. Sometimes this can mean turning off the water main to your property or stopping water flow to a particular area. Since water can cause an electrocution hazard it’s important to be wary of your surroundings and protect yourself from this danger.
  2. Turn off the breaker – While waiting for water extraction you may want to unplug and remove some electronics, make sure the breaker is turned off before you touch these to drastically reduce the chance of electrocution.
  3. Remove staining hazards – This is a multi-step process. Placing aluminum foil beneath furniture legs can prevent staining from occurring. You also want to remove any other potentially staining objects like fabrics, books, shoes, plants and other items. Do not use newspaper to walk on, the ink can quickly bleed into any surface. You also walk to walk on the carpet as little as possible, especially between affected and unaffected areas. Do not plug in electrical equipment yourself.

These tips can help minimize some of the work your restoration professionals will do as well as property damage and risk to your personal health. Call (206) 823-2252 today for water restoration in Renton.

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